Top 10 Confluence highlights of 2013

As another bumper year comes to an end I thought it fitting to recap all the happened in the world of Confluence in 2013. We've shipped tons of releases in the last 12 months that included new features like Blueprints to improvements to existing features like Search in Confluence 5.3, all of which help our 15,000+ customers worldwide get more value out of Confluence than ever before. In addition to seven major releases of Confluence and Team Calendars we expanded the Confluence family with an all-new add-on – Confluence Questions. Needless to say, 2013 has been our biggest year yet and we're not slowing down. Let's countdown the top 10 highlights of Confluence in 2013.

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Building a better robot

What if we could respond to emergencies better? What if the obstacles that put human beings in danger – fire, structural collapse, radiation – were less of an issue, and more lives, property, and wildlife could be saved? This is the thinking behind the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC), which Atlassian Developer evangelist Tim Pettersen is competing in as part of the Institute for Humane and Machine Cognition (IHMC) team. The IHMC team is building software for Atlas, constructed by Boston

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Collaborating with boards and cards in Confluence OnDemand

This is a guest blog from Comalatech, makers of Canvas for Confluence OnDemand and Ad hoc Workflows and Ad hoc Canvas for Confluence download. We launched Canvas for Confluence OnDemand at this year's Summit in October. Canvas allows you to create simple boards to add to your pages in Confluence OnDemand. With boards and cards, Canvas helps you brainstorm and visualize your ideas in Confluence: Create a board, swiftly add cards outlining your ideas, rearrange to organize them, and automatically

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There are only eight days left until the JIRA on-boarding competition closes on December 20th. We started the competition to give you, our customers, a chance to help shape the way we onboard new JIRA users. We know that everyone has their own recipe for successfully spreading JIRA adoption, and we want to use the best recipe to help the entire JIRA community. Bigger prize for the holidays Just in time for the holidays, we've sweetened the pot for the winning submission. Now, in addition to eternal

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Atlassian Summit, our annual user conference, will be hosted next September 9 – 11, 2014 at the newly renovated San Jose Convention Center. Get ready for product reveals, bigger breakout sessions, a new show floor, and even more ways to connect with Atlassians, expert partners, and similarly minded customers. Early Bird registration for Summit 2014 2013 recap If you missed this year's Summit, check out the highlights, keynote and session videos in our Summit 2013 video archive.  Our 5th annual

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Here at Atlassian we've been focusing a lot on user experience – a year ago, we introduced the Atlassian Design Guidelines (ADG), which serve to unify the customer experience across all of our products and add-ons with a  simple, and straightforward approach. JIRA goes ADG JIRA 6, released May 2013, is now ADG compliant with a more modern and beautiful experience. The header is now consistent with other products and easier to customize. Typography, spacing, and overall layout are uniform throughout

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